Microcheck 211

Antimicrobials are chemotherapeutic agents that are effective in treating microbial infections. Antibiotics are antimicrobial chemicals naturally produced by particular microorganisms.

■ How is the microbe that makes penicillin different from the one that makes streptomycin?

■ Define and contrast the terms chemotherapeutic agent antimicrobial, and antibiotic.

■ How might Streptomycesgriseus cells protect themselv from the effects of streptomycin?

Figure 21.1 Family Tree of Penicillins All of the derivatives contain 6-aminopenicillanic acid (6-APA), the core portion of penicillin G.
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Detox Diet Basics

Our internal organs, the colon, liver and intestines, help our bodies eliminate toxic and harmful  matter from our bloodstreams and tissues. Often, our systems become overloaded with waste. The very air we breathe, and all of its pollutants, build up in our bodies. Today’s over processed foods and environmental pollutants can easily overwhelm our delicate systems and cause toxic matter to build up in our bodies.

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